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“Why is the second floor only open in the Fall?”
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Palazzo Reale
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Milan, Italy
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Why is the second floor only open in the Fall?”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

For an Italian, visiting the Royal Palace of the last Italian royalties is heartbreaking: it is not possible to escape the comparison between the style, magnificence and merits of the Savoy dynasty and the state of its latest scions. The visit is not very expensive. The rooms (which were used for the last time by the late King Umberto right before his coronation and exile) are very well kept. Unfortunately in Summer time, so we were told, the private apartments cannot be seen because they are open only in the Fall. It does not make any sense and it deprives the visitor form learning how the royalties really lived away from their ceremonial duties.

Visited August 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“Must be seen”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Royal palace is simple outside but has richs interiors inside.
For me the most beautiful palace that i visited in Torino.
I hope the garden will be a juwel to after the works.

Visited July 2013
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Naperville, Illinois
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“Echoes of a golden past”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

The problem facing the preservation of historic properties in Italy is well exemplified by the Savoy Royal Palace. Insufficient revenues and the current economic crisis have stretches budgets precariously thin in Italy. The Royal palace shows the lack of funds in slowly deteriorating silk wallpaper and fringe that has fed many moths. Regardless, the castle and its collections go a long way to showing the contemporary public how the nobility of the time lived and how the need to portray a certain role/position in Italian society has roots all the way back to Roman times. It has a good collection of arms (if you are interested) as well as decorative arts.

Visited June 2013
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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“Horses in armour”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

An entertaining journey through some vast rooms, several made even bigger by knocking a couple together. I think we ran parallel with the armour museum, because we went into a room long enough to be a zeppelin hangar and there were twelve mounted knights included, mounted on real stuffed horses. You don't see that every day.

Visited June 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Worth The Trip”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We had a Turin Pass and got to see the palace with it. It's worth the visit to see the influence of the different royals. Plan about two hours. As others have said, the best part was the weapons gallery.

Visited April 2013
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